The monsoon season in the Maldives starts from May until July. It began by mid-May this year, and we’ve been experiencing rainy days. Sometimes it rains for three consecutive days, sometimes three minutes. Sometimes, gray sky looms over us, while sometimes, the rain falls amidst the bright day with electric blue sky. It is still warm, and I still swim even though it rains.
What to expect in the Maldives during the Monsoon Season?
Aside from the rain, we get high tides, big waves (although in this area, not big enough for surfing), and strong current too. Snorkeling and diving are still okay, but safety precautions are to be practiced. On gloomy days, it could be dark underwater. Instead of turquoise or deep royal blue, you see dark navy blue and gray. Sometimes, the visibility is so bad because the current stirs up the sand; it could feel like swimming in milk.
Is it okay to visit the Maldives during Monsoon Season?
It is (really, really) okay, especially if you are on a budget. This is the low season, and you can get unbelievable rock bottom rates too. Although, you have to take the risk of experiencing a lot of rainy days. If you are lucky, you might experience sunny days with little rain. But if not, you might end up having a lot of rainy days and not be able to do the activities you’d like to do.
However, rain doesn’t only mean bad luck. We recently had guests who were based in the sizzling hot Dubai and enjoyed three days of rain. The family with small kids ran around the island, celebrating the drops of blessing from the sky.
One advantage, though, is that the occupancy of the resorts will be pretty low because of the season so that you might have the whole island to yourselves.
Holding on to Summer Journaling Prompt
As I mentioned in my previous post, writing prompts are very helpful, especially when you have writer’s block or unsure of what to write.
So I’ve prepared a little journaling prompt that you can download for free.
I called it Holding on to Summer Journaling Prompts because some of you are in countries where summer is almost ending, and you want to extend it even if just in your journal. Or maybe, you haven’t thoroughly enjoyed this summer because of the travel restrictions. Or your summer is just starting.
You can print this 6-page journal, or you can write on it digitally as I’ve kept spaces for you to write down your thoughts.
And, if in case you’ve used my journaling prompt and you’d like to share it with me, feel free to do so. I’d be happy to read.
I send tiny letters and postcards from the island.
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